Taciturn meaning

tăsĭ-tûrn
Almost always silent; not liking to talk; uncommunicative.
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Silent; temperamentally untalkative; disinclined to speak.

The two sisters could hardly have been more different, one so boisterous and expressive, the other so taciturn and calm.

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The definition of taciturn is someone who doesn't say much.

An example of taciturn is a person who sits quietly at the edge of the room and only responds in short sentences when spoken to.

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Habitually untalkative.
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Characterized by reserve or a lack of expression.
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Origin of taciturn

  • French taciturne from Old French from Latin taciturnus from tacitus silent tacit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French taciturne or Latin taciturnus, from tacitus (“secret, tacit").

    From Wiktionary